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“The staff is wonderful and the care exemplary.”
THIS CYBER BULLYING AND CYBER STALKING HAS TO STOP. FBI TAKE.
The term "cyberbullying" was first coined and defined by Canadian educator and anti-bullying activist Bill Belsey, as "the use of information and communication technologies to support deliberate, repeated, and hostile behavior by an individual or group, that is intended to harm others."
Cyberbullying has subsequently been defined as "when the Internet, cell phones or other devices are used to send or post text or images intended to hurt or embarrass another person". Other researchers use similar language to describe the phenomenon.
Cyberbullying can be as simple as continuing to send e-mail to someone who has said they want no further contact with the sender, but it may also include threats, sexual remarks, pejorative labels (i.e., hate speech), ganging up on victims by making them the subject of ridicule in forums, and posting false statements as fact aimed at humiliation.
Cyberbullies may disclose victims' personal data (e.g. real name, address, or workplace/schools) at websites or forums or may pose as the identity of a victim for the purpose of publishing material in their name that defames or ridicules them. Some cyber-bullies may also send threatening and harassing emails and instant messages to the victims, while other post rumors or gossip and instigate others to dislike and gang up on the target.
Kids report being mean to each other online beginning as young as 2nd grade. According to research, boys initiate mean online activity earlier than girls do. However, by middle school, girls are more likely to engage in cyberbullying than boys do. Whether the bully is male or female, their purpose is to intentionally embarrass others, harass, intimidate, or make threats online to one another. This bullying occurs via email, text messaging, posts to blogs, and Web sites.
Though the use of sexual remarks and threats are sometimes present in cyberbullying, it is not the same as sexual harassment and does not necessarily involve sexual predators.
Cyberbullying vs. cyberstalking
The practice of cyberbullying is not limited to children and, while the behavior is identified by the same definition in adults, the distinction in age groups is sometimes referred to as cyberstalking or cyberharassment when perpetrated by adults toward adults, sometimes directed on the basis of sex. Common tactics used by cyberstalkers are to vandalize a search engine or encyclopedia, to threaten a victim's earnings, employment, reputation, or safety. A repeated pattern of such actions against a target by an adult constitutes cyberstalking.
The place is a mess. Wow, the previous reviewer hit the nail on the head! People at the LYTC are rude and unresponsive from top to bottom. Disorganization is palpable. Phone calls are not returned. It's not their job (whatever the issue is). Is there no oversight of mental health treatment facilities? This one should not have a license.
Poorly run and useless. I am the parent of a juvenile who attended LYTC. I am seriously disappointed with them on many levels. They are completely disorganized, lack basic communication, and provide little supervision. They are not qualified whatsoever to assist anyone, much less a troubled adolescent. I strongly urge you to use any program other than LYTC. This organization is tragic waste of your time.
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Lowell Treatment Center is a great facility for children and adolescents who suffer from mental health issues. My daughter is Bi-Polar with ADHD and PTSD. . she is 11 and has been at this facility for several weeks. The staff is wonderful and the care exemplary. She has been to various facilities and this is the best care she has gotten thus far. The staff members are pleasant, helpful, but most of all they truly care for the youths. The center is very clean and tastefully decorated in a children's theme...with beautiful painted murals on the walls that give it a warm, homelike feeling.
If your child has been to facilities and gone home and failed to respond to treatment..look into Lowell Treatment Center and your child will get much more quality care than many of these residential treatment centers. I couldn't be more relaxed and happy that my child is in good hands and likes where she is. The Dr. and case manager are so supportive and keep you up to date concerning medication management, the child's response to the meds. They are closely observed and vital signs taken every day. The nurses are knowledgeable and will give you an up to date report any time you want to know what is happening with your child's behaviors and responses to treatment. They are never too busy to talk to you and call as often as they need to when your child is having a rough day. They keep you up to date. They have both a pediatric unit and an adolescent unit. Give Lowell Treatment the opportunity to help your child get stabilized and get the help they so deperately need.
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